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New York Times, Friday, August 7, 2020

The Olympic Australis is the world's largest discovered one

Author:
Tom Pepper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Pepper. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times8/7/20 ( No. 25,840 )

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Across
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Drink that's hard on the stomach? : BODYSHOT
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Merchant : TRADER
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Place to get a variety of views : OPEDPAGE
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Friendly term of address in France : MONAMI
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They have many followers online : FANSITES
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Crunchy candy bar since 1930 : ZAGNUT
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Take off in a hurry : FLY
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Some bridges connect them : TEETH
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Cover with perfume : CENSE
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White wine aperitif : KIR
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Without considering the consequences : RASHLY
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Intoxicate : BESOT
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Je ne sais quoi : AURA
30
Spread all around : SOWN
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Mary Barra, for G.M., beginning in 2014 : CEO
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Pastries with a portmanteau name : CRONUTS
38
Do minimal work and succeed : SKATEBY
40
Murmur : COO
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"Too bad" : THATSASHAME
43
Move like a snail : INCH
45
Ancient Greek birthplace of Parmenides : ELEA
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Stokes, say : TENDS
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Tippi on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : HEDREN
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Totally relaxed, so to speak : ZEN
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A filter might be used for one : PHOTO
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"Awesome!" : SUPER
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High-risk bond rating : CCC
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Eager reply to an invitation : LOVETO
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Be someone you're not : ROLEPLAY
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Paid for a ride, in a way : UBERED
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Classic works by the poet Martial : EPIGRAMS
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Always down : MOROSE
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Underperformed, colloquially : DOGGEDIT
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Broadway hit, informally : BOFF
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The Olympic Australis is the world's largest discovered one : OPAL
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Refuse : DENY
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Golf hole spec: Abbr. : YDS
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"C'mon, tell me!" : SPITITOUT
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Constant critic : HATER
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Molding shape : OGEE
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Trial : TESTRUN
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Breaker of a celebrity breakup, maybe : TMZ
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Extermination target : ROACH
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One side of baseball's Freeway Series rivalry : ANGELS
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Film part for Frank Sinatra and George Clooney : DANNYOCEAN
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Creatures whose males barely eat or drink during incubation : EMUS
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Religious act : RITE
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Spicy condiment from North Africa : HARISSA
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Rheinland city : KOLN
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Kraft Foods brand : SANKA
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Game played on a dirt court : BOCCI
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Former company with a crooked logo, appropriately enough : ENRON
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Request to a couch hog : SCOOCHOVER
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Increasing source of internet revenue : ADSALES
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Symptom Checker offerer : WEBMD
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Poet whose name consists of side-by-side opposites : NOYES
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Father of King Arthur : UTHER
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Bonus feature, of a sort : EASTEREGG
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"And so ..." : THEN
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Hard to let go of, in a way : TENURED
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Straight : HETERO
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Acts in a grandmotherly way, say : DOTES
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Leonard ___, subject of a 1983 mockumentary : ZELIG
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Choice : PLUM
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___ bag (fashion accessory) : HOBO
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Coppers : POPO
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Sporting, with "in" : CLAD
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Sleeveless garment, informally : CAMI
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Dermatological concern : CYST
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Lines of credit? : ODE
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Line-skipping option at the airport, for short : PRE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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